If you’ve been injured in a car crash, lost wages and medical bills can quickly add up. Understandably, you might feel pressured to settle your case as quickly as possible for whatever amount the insurance company initially offers you. However, there may be more compensation available if you work with an attorney who knows how to effectively negotiate the highest possible settlement.
An insurance company will usually make a low settlement offer early in a personal injury case to avoid a larger payout later on. Although the money that the insurance company may be offering you might seem like a lot, your case cannot be properly valued until your injuries have fully developed — which could take months or even years — and you have a complete understanding of the harm you suffered due to the defendant’s negligence.
Additionally, when you work with a personal injury attorney, they will:
Under Florida’s no-fault law, all drivers must have personal injury protection (PIP) coverage, which requires them to pursue payment for medical bills and other harm immediately following a crash through their own insurance company first. In cases where the injuries are severe, you can then file a claim for additional compensation through the negligent party’s insurance.
If you were injured in a car crash, it’s best to consult with a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can advise you of your legal rights and remedies. Frank Charles Miranda, P.A. is dedicated to providing diligent representation to clients in a wide variety of personal injury matters and obtaining the compensation to which they’re entitled. Call 813-254-2637 or contact us online to schedule an appointment at our Tampa office.